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hey everyone, it’s that time of the year again! we will be at glasgow zine fest this weekend, and this year we are tabling both SATURDAY and SUNDAY!

CCA Glasgow
350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Glasgow, United Kingdom

SATURDAY 14th April & SUNDAY 15th April
12 – 7pm (accessible hour 11-12)


Glasgow Zine Fest’s annual Zine Fair is back!

The very best of self publishing and homegrown dissent in the UK, for two days at CCA.

Our zine fair will run from 12:00-7:00pm, with an accessible hour from 11am-12:00pm for those with mobility needs or those who may have difficulty with large crowds.

Glasgow Zine Fest operates as an accessible festival – here some of the ways we ensure inclusion for all participants:

We are based in CCA, Glasgow where there is a lift to all levels, accessible toilets, street level access and screening rooms have a hearing loop system.

All events at Glasgow Zine Fest offer a concessionary rate for unwaged, low waged or anyone who has a disability – these rates are available on all priced tickets and we do not require proof upon purchase. Complimentary tickets are available for any carers who wish to attend.

All screenings will have subtitles and talks/panel discussions will have BSL interpretation.

Content notes will be produced and publicised ahead of any scheduled event that may have content that could be troublesome for any guests attending.

Toilets during the festival are gender neutral.

Glasgow Zine Fest operates a policy of tolerance, inclusion and accessibility – any participants or guests of the festival are asked to follow this policy. Anyone found to be making anyone feel uncomfortable and acting in contradiction to our ethos will be removed and will not be allowed to return to the festival.

If at any point during Glasgow Zine Fest you feel uncomfortable, please do contact us either face to face or at


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my megabus up to glasgow is already tonight (going early for some extra quality time with my glasgow pals) so the shop is closed until i’m back next wednesday. i have lots of new stuff in stock in the last few days and i’ll probably pick up more stuff at the zine fest, so there will be a massive distro update some time next week (probably at the weekend, to be honest…)

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there’s another zine workshop this sunday! (8th april)

Sunday 8th April at 11:00–14:00
INTRA, 337 – 341 High Street, ME1 1DA Rochester, Medway

facebook event

more information at previous blog post, and no, it doesn’t matter if you missed the previous session, you are still more than welcome to join us, but please do let us know (if possible)

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so, the workshop on march 17th sadly got cancelled due to snow/weather (lousy smarch wheather) but it has been rescheduled for Saturday 31st March which means we have more time to post more information about it! (small blessings)

Saturday 31st March at 11:00–14:00
INTRA, 337 – 341 High Street, ME1 1DA Rochester, Medway

(facebook event)

from Confluence Medway website:

As part of our Arts Council England funded Confluence: Plan; Grow; Nurture project we are running a series of workshops and open sessions in how to make a zine.

What is a zine? 

A zine is a small hand produced magazine – quite often about a passion of the writer/zine-maker.  It could be a poetry pamphlet, it could be a booklet to tell people about dyslexia, or it could be a pamphlet about the Prisoner (examples from our first course).

It is often produced in a limited edition and hand finished in some way – some examples we’ve seen have knitted or fabric covers. You can be as creative as you want.

Confluence: Plant; Grow; Nurture zine making courses

We have just finished the first 3-session training course in how to make a zine using a printer called a Risograph which can print with coloured inks, and those who attended are now able to drop in to our monthly open afternoon sessions to continue working on their own zines.

Our next 3-session course runs on the mornings of Saturday 31st March, Sunday 8th April and Saturday 12th May, and is in partnership with IMHP. This course is open to everyone, but particularly for people who feel that their mental health and/or wellbeing could benefit from attending and expressing themselves creatively in a zine. Please email us if you’d like a place on this course. (A third course for younger people will run in June/July/August.)

The three workshops will guide you in making your own pamphlet or zine. The first workshop will introduce you to what a zine is, the second workshop will be guiding you in getting contents together for your own zine/pamphlet and concentrating on editing and layout. The final workshop will deal with printing it.

Once you have attended these workshops you will be able to use the printing facilities to work on your own zines in our monthly drop-in open afternoon sessions which happen on the same day as the workshop.

Comments from the first course: 

“I’ve really enjoyed the workshop, learnt from scratch how things become a zine.”

“I’ve learnt how to use the Risograph (printer), something I can continue to use…”

“So great to see people enjoying creative activities in such a fun and relaxed way.”

“It’s long been a dream of mine to put together a zine, I enjoyed this messy, fun experience immensely. The tutors were unbelievably helpful, patient and generous.”

Confluence is also running a creative writing workshop with IMHP every other monday at The Arches Community Space, more info for that on IMHP website

if you can’t make the first session, you can also join us at the 2nd or even 3rd session, it’s not a huge problem. also if you can’t email to book, you can just show up but emailing would be prefered so we know how many people to prepare for, and how many packets of biscuits we should bring <3

come make zines with us!

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hey i know this is a bit last minute notice but i’m helping run a zine course / workshop at INTRA tomorrow (sunday 10th december) with Confluence Medway (fb page) it’s the first of 3 sessions and they are free, but spaces are limited so please contact Confluence if you’d like to attend.

Sunday 20th December at 11:00–14:00
INTRA, 337 – 341 High Street, ME1 1DA Rochester, Medway

This is the first of 3 workshops which will guide you in making your own pamphlet or zine. This workshop will be introducing you to what a zine is, and starting to get contents together for your own zine/pamphlet. We will do creative writing exercises and create a group zine as an example. Further workshops will deal with laying out a zine and printing it. (Next workshops on Sat 27 Jan and Sun 18 Feb). Once you have attended these workshops you will be able to use the printing facilities in our monthly drop-in open afternoon sessions.
Places are free but space is limited, so message us if you want to attend.

more information at Confluence Medway website:

if you can’t make this first session, you can still join us for parts 2 & 3 without attending part 1, however please keep in mind part 2 focuses on editing & layout and part 3 on printing itself so maybe start thinking of / making your contents in the meantime. need help, let us know x

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OMG YES WEIRDO ZINE FEST IS THIS WEEKEND (saturday 15th july) at Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard, in London.

Weirdo Zine Fest is a self-publishing fair celebrating DIY cultural production by radical and marginalised people. Preference for tables goes to women, queers, POC, disabled people, trans people, fat people, sex workers and anyone who is otherwise marginalised.

The first fair was last year at DIY Space for London and it’s back for a second year in collaboration with Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard in Hackney! This year’s fair will include 20+ stallholders and an afterparty!

Apples to Zines
Queer Arcana
That’s How It Feels For Me
Eliza Agar Press
Lindsay Draws
Sick Fucks
Charlotte Cooper and Simon Murphy
Rachael House/Red Hanky Panky
Forever Incomplete
It Snipped My Heart (Nova Cox and Kate Dansette)
Chisel Tip zine
Dysphoria Collective
Sister Ectoplasma Distro –
Cross Words Zines –
Vampire Sushi Distro
Synchronise Witches Press
Cool Schmool Zines –
Jacob V Joyce –
Fanzine La Raya –

There will be a bar from 15.00.

Afterparty starts at 8:00! There will be space to hang about and drink between the end of the fair and the start of the afterparty.

A lovely gig ft
Suggested Friends
The Potentials
Cat Apostrophe (solo)
+ some zine readings probably! for more info

Entry to just the zine fair is free. Normal admission charges apply to visit the zine fair and the historic rooms. There will be a School of Anarchy exhibition throughout the house. Price of admission will also cover entry to the after party in the evening.

The National Trust is a charity, Sutton House is giving this space for free, if you wish to support the preservation of this important community space, please consider paying the admission charge if you are able to.

The zine fair and afterparty will be on the ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately the historic rooms are not wheelchair accessible. We have an accessible toilet which is also designated gender neutral – a first for the National Trust.

Sutton House Queered
Built in 1535 by Tudor Statesman Ralph Sadlier, Sutton House is the oldest domestic building in Hackney. Throughout its almost 500 year history, the house has been a boys’ school, a girls’ school, a church institute, offices, and a squat. The house is now owned by the National Trust, and has a strong focus on working with the local community. Sutton House was the first National Trust property to celebrate LGBT History Month, and the first to introduce a gender neutral toilet. Sutton House Queered is a year- long programme that aims to question and disrupt, to challenge and celebrate. Much like Sutton House’s varied and colourful history, Queer is fluid and ever-changing, and presents a great opportunity for us to explore the National Trust’s Prejudice and Pride theme, marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

School of Anarchy
In April 1985 a group of 8 squatters made Sutton House their home. They sent a letter to local residents which read:
“As you’ve probably noticed, something is happening at Sutton House- several of us have moved in and are hoping to convert it into a kind of community centre.”
They proposed opening the house to the public, running a café and arts and craft workshops for local community members. They renamed their new home ‘The Blue House’ and hosted rock concerts here. This short but colourful era in Sutton House’s unusual history lasted less than a year, but has left its mark on how we run today, the community are at the heart of everything we do. As well as decorating the house with vibrant graffiti art, some of which is retained today, the squatters wrote anti-fascist, anti-Thatcher and feminist political slogans on the doors of the rooms. Sutton House’s strong activist roots have inspired our Summer of Anarchy, which will explore LGBTQ activism.



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this sunday (july 9th) we’re going to be lending a helping hand at the SICK! Zine Workshop at INTRA in rochester, kent.


SUNDAY JULY 9th 2017
@ INTRA, 337-341 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1DA


A workshop for those affected by invisible illnesses – guiding you to express yourself through words, images or collage to create a collaborative zine on this theme. Led by artist and printmaker Xtina Lamb, your contributions will be compiled into a small DIY publication – a ‘zine’, to be printed on INTRA’s Risograph machine. The zine will be available free to visitors of the Sick! exhibition at Sun Pier House in Chatham, Kent in August.

We’ll supply collage materials, typewriters (old school!), drawing supplies, glue, and will have lots of ideas to get you thinking about the ways you could contribute to the zine. Bring along any extra materials you’d particularly like to use to create the pages, or if you have sketchbooks or notebooks of writing – those would be great for the workshop too. But you don’t need to be a fantastic artist or an accomplished poet to take part, if you have experiences of invisible illness (either from your own ill health or those close to you), we would love to include your contributions.

Please choose the morning or afternoon session.



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LATE AT TATE BRITAIN: PLATINUM PARADISE (tonight, friday june 2nd!)

sorry for the last minute information again but we’re tabling at Late at Tate Britain: Platinum Paradise TONIGHT (friday june 2nd)

Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG
2 June 2017 at 18.00–22.00

Inspired by the Queer British Art exhibition at Tate Britain, we’re celebrating how LGBTQ communities have manifested themselves from the underground to the forefront of popular culture with a night of music, discussion, film, workshops and performances.


>>> MUSIC >>>
Dance in the Duveens with Bbz London

Catch DJ sets from low-key Londoner and PDA resident Larry B and artist, cultural critic and DJ madison moore

Hear curator Clare Barlow in discussion with director Stephen Isaac-Wilson, writer Kareem Reid and artist/BFI Flare programmer Jay Bernard.

madison moore and panellists Victoria Sin, Nontokozo F Sihwa and Jay Jay Revlon as they address music and dance floors as sites of resistance.

Author Alex Pilcher talk us through her book A Queer Little History of Art, a celebration of over 100 years of queer creativity

>>> FILM
Watch a short video work by Jay Bernard asking: how do we address erasure, forgetting and deliberate exclusion, particularly around black queer lives?

See UK Gay Bar Directory, a moving image archive of over 170 gay bars filmed in 13 cities across the UK by artists Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, accompanied by performance from Chloe AD Filani.

Have a kiki and a ball with a taster vogueing workshop led by voguer and DJ Jay Jay Revlon.

Join a collaborative session to create an alternative pride flag with artist and Tate Collective London member Gaby Sahhar.

Share your stories about queerness and sexuality to help, guide and highlight issues inside and outside todays LGBTQ culture with Tate Collective London.

Pay homage to drag with performances from Dean Atta and FKA in the Black Flamingo Open Studio.

See zines, artist’s books and exhibition catalogues from the Tate Library collections highlighting international LGBT art histories. Take a browse of our queer zine fair.


Late at Tate Britain is curated by Tate Collective London.

All events are drop-in and operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note a ticket is required to enter the Queer British Art exhibition.18–25 year olds get 50% off exhibition tickets with a valid ID.

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this saturday (27th May) i’m tabling at BENT FEST ZINE FAIR at DIY Space for London from 12 til 4.30pm, and i’m also staying for the gigs (& hopefully karaoke) afterwards, as a civilian. it’s gonna be fun fun fun!

BENT FEST is hosting a zine fair this year!!! ♥ ♥ Saturday daytime will be full of a dreamy selection of queer zinester babes, all selling rad art and zines.

The zine fair is FREE ENTRY but if you want to stay for the bands and the rest of Bent Fest you will need to buy a ticket. A £20 ticket covers the whole weekend (5 events!!), on sale now:

More info about the main fest here:

i think i might be the actual worst at keeping y’all updated about what the distro is up to..